The shelter, which has been in operation since last July, currently has six women and seven children in its care.
In order to provide the monetary support that is needed to run a facility of this nature, Our House is asking for help from the community.
Our House officials have scheduled a fund-raising breakfast and auction to be held Saturday morning.
The fourth annual event will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Cedar Lake Christian Center.
Georgia’s Attorney General Thurbert Baker will be the guest speaker.
Baker will speak on domestic violence and issues that stem from domestic abuse.
Baker serves as Chairman of the Violence Against Women Committee of NAAG (National Association of Attorneys General) which reflects his special concern for victims of domestic violence. He also serves as an advisor to the Harrell Center for the study of domestic violence at the University of South Florida.
Baker is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves as a trustee for Ebenezer Baptist Church, and as a member of the boards of the National Medical Society at Emory University and the DeKalb College Foundation.
He is also a member of the Emory Law School Council, and serves on Emory University’s Board of Visitors.
Baker was a member of the DeKalb County Library Board for many years. In his capacity as Attorney General, Baker is a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission.
Citizens wishing to help with the cost of providing client assistance and daily operation costs are encouraged to attend this event.
Tickets to the breakfast can be purchased for $25 each.
Following the breakfast and Baker’s presentation, an auction will be conducted.
Items to be auctioned off include: a three night stay in Orange Beach, Ala., a gift package from Bob’s Bike Shop, a weekend stay at Calloway Gardens, season tickets to the Cedartown Civic Auditorium 2002-2003 series, a Mahogany buffet from Roy Trammel, a men’s Brighton belt from Holmes Clothing, a Brighton jewelry set from Holmes for Her, a marble top plant stand donated by Joan Wilson, Oak Hall Tree from A Touch of Class Antiques, a pewter light fixture from Ralph and Linda Reeves, an area rug from Pilgrim’s Kitchen Floors and More, a framed print from Rudy Wood Appliance and Home Furnishings.
Other auction items include: framed art donated by Barbara Martin, a hand-hooked wall curtain donated by Catherine Taff, a motion lamp and candles from Little Goose and Gander, a Merle Norman gift bag, Bradford Drugs gift basket, a picture frame from Woodward and Son, golf shirts, gloves and head covers from Meadow Lakes Golf Course, a gift package from Cherokee Golf Club and an oil change from Andrew’s Tire Company.
For more information about the breakfast/auction, to purchase tickets or to donate items contact 770-748-3200.